RTD of­fi­cer run over by lorry at road­block

> Rou­tine in­spec­tion turns tragic as vic­tim is crushed

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN

SHAH ALAM: A Road Trans­port Department (RTD) en­force­ment of­fi­cer con­duct­ing rou­tine checks on heavy ve­hi­cles was killed af­ter be­ing run over by a trailer in an ac­ci­dent near a toll plaza at Se­tia Alam yes­ter­day.

Mohd Ridzuan Yusuf, 32, ( pix) who was at­tached to the Se­lan­gor RTD, suf­fered a frac­tured skull and died at the scene.

In the 12.30pm in­ci­dent, Mohd Ridzuan was stand­ing in front of the lorry alone while three other col­leagues were ex­am­in­ing the ve­hi­cle.

Af­ter com­plet­ing the in­spec­tion, one of his col­leagues gave clear­ance for the 68-year-old trailer driver to leave, un­aware that Mohd Ridzuan was still in front of the lorry.

Shah Alam po­lice chief ACP Shafien Ma­mat said wit­nesses told po­lice as the driver drove his ve­hi­cle for­ward, it hit Mohd Ridzuan and ran over him.

“The lorry came to a halt af­ter mov­ing about 10m. The vic­tim’s col­leagues were un­aware Mohd Ridzuan had been run over un­til wit­nesses alerted them.

“We be­lieve the lorry driver was look­ing at his right side-view mir­ror when he was mov­ing and did not see the vic­tim stand­ing on the left side of the lorry. The driver was de­tained for in­ves­ti­ga­tions and the vic­tim’s re­mains was sent to the Shah Alam Hos­pi­tal for a post mortem,” Shafien said.

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